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    Computer Science Unplugged
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    In this puzzle, learners investigate the decisions involved in linking a network between houses in a muddy city. It can lead on to a discussion of minimal spanning tree algorithms for optimizing...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 18 30 to 45 minutes
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    Science Friday
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    In this activity, learners watch a video to learn about a couple who built a home out of shipping containers in Brooklyn, New York. Next, learners design and build a 3D scale model of a shipping...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 11 - 18 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this activity, learners build a racecar using only a rubber band, spool, straw, and paper clip! This racer is a classic toy that zips across a flat surface. The activity links to different ideas...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
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    Learners explore the Bernoulli effect by building an airfoil (airplane wing) and making it fly. They make simple wings out of paper, mount them on rods connected to a base, and test how much lift...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 8 - 14 30 to 45 minutes
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    Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
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    Learners follow the template to build and fly a paper helicopter. They can attempt many experiments (shortening the blades, adding weight to the helicopter) and see how the flight of the helicopter...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    In this dynamic activity, learners build a catapult that launches projectiles, such as marshmallows. Participants then design and build their own models using the steps of the design process to...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 6 - 11 30 to 45 minutes
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    Community Science Workshop Network
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    In this activity, learners construct a paper glider to experiment with aerodynamic forces. Learners explore how the glider's structure, including the two flaps near the back called elevators,...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 5 to 10 minutes
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    COSI
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    In this playful physics activity (page eight of the pdf), learners use toy cars to explore how speed and weight affect the results of collision. Designed as a pre- or post-visit lesson in...

    1 cent - $1 per group Ages 8 - 11 10 to 30 minutes
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    Lawrence Hall of Science
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    Learners cut and fold a paper helicopter from the template in this PDF. They practice twirling the helicopter and observe what happens as they modify their tries. The modifications can include...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 4 - 14 10 to 30 minutes
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    WGBH
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    Learn how to make and fly a paper helicopter! This simple activity includes a template (for the copter "blades") and instructions for folding, flying, and testing designs. Students will...

    1 cent - $1 per student Ages 6 - 11 10 to 30 minutes

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